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Jacksonian ideology was the dominant influence on Alabama politics prior to the 1850s. But the peculiar force of this ideology was increasingly directed toward the justification of slavery. Valuing personal freedom and political equality, all classes of white Alabamians came to believe that their independence was predicated on the preservation of black slavery. The reality ...more
Paperback, 520 pages
Published September 1st 1981 by Louisiana State University Press (first published 1978)
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Dr. J. Mills Thornton earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1974. A Professor of History at the University of Michigan, n academic advisor to "Eyes on the Prize," Dr. Thornton is a nationally known expert on the subject of the Civil Rights Movement and local activism, and Southern history during the period from 1815 to 1877.
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